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Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, University of Mississippi

Certification & Awards

Herbert Pardes Fellowship, Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2017-2020

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Clinical Activities Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2015

Fellow at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2014

Fellow at Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) American Psychological Association, 2013

President at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, US, 2008-09

Anne Marie Albano

Executive Director & Psychologist

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP
Executive Director of Modern Minds
Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University in NYC
Affiliated faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina

She is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and received the Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Activities Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Dr. Albano earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University, a Master of Arts from the University of Richmond, and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi. Her research focuses on the study and treatment of anxiety and depression, particularly on ways to innovate and improve upon the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy. She was a lead investigator on two of the largest clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to study the treatments of anxiety and depression in youth. Dr. Albano and her colleagues published their work in over 200 articles within medical and psychology journals and books. Among her leadership roles, Dr. Albano served as President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies as well as The Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and she is a frequent presenter and opinion leader at national and international conferences. Dr. Albano’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, Time, and she appears on outlets such as NPR, The Today Show, Diane Sawyer Reporting, and Big Think. Her book with Leslie Pepper, “You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life” is written for parents of youth with anxiety, as is her personal story of having experienced anxiety during childhood found in her 2020 TEDMED talk.

Family is central to Dr. Albano, and she spends every moment possible with her husband Mark, visiting their daughters, parents, siblings and assorted relatives and friends. Her hobbies include learning all things about her Italian and Irish roots, taking long walks or playing Scrabble with Mark, fixing up their brownstone in Brooklyn, and perfecting their home-made pizzas to share with big gatherings of family and friends.

Personal Statement: “Over many years of practice, I’ve met people from all walks of life who have struggled with anxiety or depression, struggled so much that they made decisions that were driven by these emotions, rather than by what they wanted or needed to do. At Modern Minds, we are practicing the most well-developed methods of therapy that are proven to allow the individual to experience their emotions without fear and to make decisions for themselves based on their values and aspirations. And, we are going further to integrate physical and lifestyle activities to assist in solidifying healthy habits, increase self-efficacy, and promote flourishing in one’s life. Modern Minds is a haven of hope and wellness, and I am delighted to lead this team and bring our vision to the greater Charleston community.”